Sad Conclusion to The Islander Roller Coaster on U Street

by Prince Of Petworth July 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm 8 Comments

12th and U Street, NW

Back in February and then May we noted some drama at The Islander. For fans there is a sad update. Thanks to all who sent emails about the Washington Post article:

“Green said that after decades of serving up pineapple chicken, Caribbean kicker cocktails and Green’s Calypso Chicken, she is closing the Islander, eager to leave the stresses of running a restaurant in a changing neighborhood to someone else.”

Though the Post also notes:

“But there is a glimmer of hope that the spirit of the Islander may live on. As manager of the lounge, Darryl Green said he plans to take over and relocate the business to a more affordable place in the District.”


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